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Letter to son Alfred, 1870 [manuscript]
Bib ID 797889
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1870 
Two pages. 
Summary

This letter was written by Dickens shortly before his death in 1870 to his son Alfred in Victoria. The letter refers to the visit of a Mr Bear (a Melbourne trader) to Dickens' house, and also to his other son Edward, who had recently migrated to New South Wales. Dickens states that, despite what Edward seems to think, he realises that the brothers aspire to the first position in the colony.

Biography/History

Author. Dickens' son, Alfred Dickens, migrated to Australia in 1865 and another son, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, came to Australia in 1869.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 6420.

Source of Acquisition Previously owned by R.L. Moline. 
Subjects Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Correspondence.  |  Dickens, Alfred d'Orsay Tennyson, 1845-1912 -- Correspondence.  |  Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1852-1902.  |  Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1870 
Occupation Authors
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 3 December 2012 - 3 May 2013. 

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